Installation rack and instrument case specialist Gator Cases received the Company to Watch Best in Show award at this year's Summer NAMM.
While the awards are primarily product based, the panel – a group of the most influential independent dealers in the US – also rewards companies for their trendsetting and innovative efforts.
Gator Cases was given the Company to Watch title by panellist Mike Guillot, director of purchasing at Mississippi Music in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
"People don't realise all the different things that they carry – band instrument cases, both hard-shell and soft. They make racks for installs – anything you can imagine for install equipment.
"And they just so happen to make guitar cases and bags and they also have drum cases and bags. Lastly, they just introduced a great line of watertight cases, which I think is really cool."
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